Need a Career Change? Make the Switch to Cosmetology!

So, you’re curious about a career change? Maybe you’ve been at an office job for a few years and don’t feel passionate about it. Or maybe you’re bouncing between jobs and want something more stable. Whatever the case, our cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Antonio can open the door to a variety of exciting careers in the beauty industry. If you’re ready for a change, are a few reasons why pursuing a future in cosmetology could be beneficial for you!

Scheduling is Flexible

Working as a cosmetologist often allows for pretty flexible scheduling. Need to work while your kids are at school? That’s a possibility. Got another job or family obligation? Nights and weekends are also an option. Unlike many other careers, cosmetologists don’t have to stick to a traditional “9 to 5” schedule. Having options is great if you’re a parent, have a busy schedule, or just would rather work in the evening or on a weekend! Whether you rent a booth at a salon, become a salon employee, or provide services from your home, cosmetology could offer flexibility that many other careers do not.

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You Can Embrace Creativity

For those who love art and working with their hands, cosmetology can be a great creative career choice. Between cutting and styling hair, developing beautiful colors, and applying avant-garde makeup, cosmetologists get a chance to use their artistic brain every single day! If you’re an intrinsically creative person, then it’s likely that you’ll be happier and more fulfilled in a creative, fast-paced career rather than being stuck behind a computer all day. Every client is different, which means your daily tasks will never be exactly the same. As a stylist or makeup artist, you get to learn someone’s individual tastes and bring their unique vision to life!

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It’s a Social Environment

From clients and coworkers to salon staff members and product suppliers, cosmetologists work with and around a lot of people every day. Many office jobs can get lonely, especially if you work remotely. Working in a salon, spa, or behind a makeup counter can give you the chance to make new friends, connect with clients, bounce ideas off your coworkers, and receive valuable, in-person feedback on a daily basis. Even if you’re not the most extroverted social butterfly in the world, human beings are social creatures by nature. We need the company of others. A career in cosmetology could allow you to meet new people and engage in conversation throughout the day.

Female stylists work with clients in a salon.

You Can Constantly Learn New Things

In many office jobs, learning and growth can become stagnant. You’ll learn everything you can and then one day, there will be no more challenges. That’s usually not the case with cosmetology. The beauty industry is constantly changing. Thanks to blogging, social media, and the influencer community, new trends, cutting-edge products, and innovative application techniques are popping up daily. As a cosmetologist, keeping up with what’s new is just part of your job. Clients are looking for someone who’s on top of what’s popular. Working in the beauty industry means there will always be new challenges and new ways to do things!

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Upward Mobility and Career Options

If you’re changing careers, you’re probably wondering about career options and making a living in the beauty industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, beauty industry careers in the United States are expected to grow by 13% between 2016 and 2026. The demand for hair and other beauty services is continuously growing, so now is a better time than ever to start a career in beauty. Additionally, with the massive influx of freelance makeup artists/stylists, beauty bloggers, vloggers, and influencers, beauty careers are no longer restricted to salons. There are more options than ever. A cosmetology license could just be that first step toward a potentially lucrative and personally fulfilling career!

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Apply to Our Cosmetology Program Today!

Now is the time to start your future in beauty. It’s never too late to make a change and find a career you’re passionate about! For more information about applying to our cosmetology program at TSPA San Antonio, contact us today.

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Careers in the Beauty Industry

If you are thinking of pursuing a career in the beauty industry, you have probably found yourself daydreaming about all the amazing careers that your future could hold. It’s an easy thing to fantasize about too, there are so many amazing options available!
Whether you’re studying esthetics or cosmetology, your choices could range from cruise ships to hollywood spas!
Don’t believe us? Here are just a few, including some you may not have thought of before. It’s just enough to get your imagination running wild.

Upscale Salons

This is probably the first thing that people think of when they think about a career in beauty. Whether they be trendy, ritzy, themed, mom & pop or somewhere in between there is always a need for beauty professionals in this area. Many salons will also include esthetics services to their clients alongside the cosmetology services, making it a perfect blend for any beauty based professional.

Spas and Retreats

The calming music, the dimmed lights as someone carefully places mud on your face. Spas or day retreats are popping up all over the country, with a demand that is growing more and more each year. While many are more focused toward the esthetics services than the cosmetology, having hair salon services included in a spa or retreat is becoming even more popular, giving beauty professionals a wider net to find their perfect place.

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Destination Resorts

So, you’ve been dreaming about working on a cruise ship, have you? Well, that is our next career! Cruise ships, island resorts, hot springs, even upscale theme parks all have salons and spa’s incorporated on site. It gives their guests the perfect add on to an amazing vacation, and gives you the opportunity to snag your dream job.


The name may be boring, but what it includes is anything but. Movies, television, print ads. No matter what medium, the need for beauty professionals is wide. You could style hair on a soundstage, pampering models the night before a shoot, creating the perfect look for a television pilot. The opportunities here truly are endless.

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Health and Service

Sometimes you just need a day to yourself. Unfortunately, sometimes you are unable to get one. While this path may not be a high-paying dream job, the community give-back is needed and means the world to those on the receiving end. You could give pampering facials to domestic abuse victims, or teach cancer patients how to style a wig. There are so many options for service in the beauty community, we really prompt everyone to give back, to share their art and passion to someone in need in their lives. You will be surprised at the impact it makes.

Ready to take the first step to an amazing future? Call today and schedule a tour, let’s show you how our programs can get you to where you want to go, and all the beautiful things you will learn on your journey there.

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